Care recipient (cr) is agitated or angry and needs calming down

Try: Alternate quiet times with more active periods make sure cr is well rested before starting an activity reduce the noise level clutter or number of people in the area maintain a consistent routine remove cr from a stressful situation gently and in a calm manner use food items or a favorite activity to distract cr use music photo albums massage or readings to calm cr use a gentle touch such as holding cr’s hand or hugging to help cr feel reassured make sure cr is comfortable not too hot or too cold or that his her clothing is not binding or tight

Materials: Music photo albums massage therapy tools or books

Categories: Sage, Topic, Behavior Challenging, Emotional Psychological, Medical Physical, Independence, Some Supervision, Maximum Supervision, Cognitive Awareness, Somewhat Aware, Unaware, Long-Term Memory, So-So L T Memory, Poor L T Memory, Short-Term Memory, So-So S T Memory, Poor S T Memory

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References: mental health mental illness healthy aging a nh guide for older adults and caregivers by nami nh 2001 available at www nami org

Keywords: Agitated challenging behavior emotions bad mood anger angry upset calm down hyper hyperactive distracted distractions

*This information is listed as a Tip and is not explicitly medically licensed

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